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Energy News for week ending March 16, 2018

Russians at the switch | Mortally wounded |Clean Peak Standard | What’s in a name

Happy Friday afternoon.

This week brings disconcerting energy news of Russian cyberattacks where hackers had their fingers on the switches at US power plants. 1,570 more words

Natural Gas Pipelines

California looks to Pacific Northwest as it revives grid expansion proposal

After failed efforts by Gov. Jerry Brown in the last two years, California lawmakers are working on a proposal to expand the state’s wholesale electricity market, with their eyes cast north to Oregon and Washington. 23 more words

Portland Business Journal

Growth in Electric Car Ownership Presents Challenges to the Grid

With a significant number of electric cars expected on the road by 2020, power supply researchers say now is the time for strategies that can balance power demands without a costly upgrade to the power grid. 61 more words

Electric Vehicles

Electric Grid Foresees Record Power Usage, Tight Reserves This Summer

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The operators of the electric distribution grid that serves most of Texas foresees record-breaking electric power usage this summer while also facing tight operating reserves because of fewer generating units online. 145 more words


3 Benefits of a Portable Generator

In the 21st century, we are completely based on electrical power for our lives to correctly work. So when the power goes out, it could trigger a hassle in your house or interrupt your everyday organisation operation. 154 more words

Electric Grid

Trump proposes selling Northwest electric grid - again

Tucked into the budget and infrastructure plan released this week by the White House was a renewed proposal to sell one of the most critical pieces of the Northwest’s economic infrastructure: the electrical grid operated by the Bonneville Power Administration. 8 more words

The Oregonian

There’s a new contender in the quest for the next superbattery

It’s been nearly 40 years since the battery world had a major shake up. In 1980, a researcher at England’s University of Oxford made the first breakthrough that would eventually take lithium-ion batteries from theoretical to possible. 1,243 more words

Climate & Energy